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Meals On Wheels PLUS Of Manatee Shows Appreciation To Its Volunteers

On Monday, February 27th, we showed our appreciation for our dedicated volunteers at our 2023 Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. The luncheon was made possible thanks to a generous donation from the presenting sponsor, Humana. In addition, President & CEO Maribeth Phillips offered her praise and recognition for our volunteers who truly are the heart and soul of Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee. In addition, board member the Honorable Melissa Gould, offered her support of all the volunteers who make our mission possible every day!

Without our volunteers we could not #FeedManatee. From sorting food to delivering meals and everything in-between, volunteers are the engine that moves Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee forward.

At the luncheon, the following individuals/organizations were recognized for their volunteering excellence:

Esplanade at Artisan Lakes
Most Amazing Neighborhood Award

Craig & Marjorie Taylor
Rookies of the Year

Audry Zerfas
Outstanding Food Bank Volunteer

Linda Coleman
Best Daybreak Adult Day Center Volunteer

Demetra Walters
Best Friendship Dining Volunteer

The Manatee River Garden Club
Outstanding Volunteer Group

Terry Wells
Above and Beyond

And we honored the following Volunteer Champions for 10+ years of service to Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee:

Audry Zerfas
Robert Foote
Kathryn Vander Waal
Elizabeth Vallez
Nancy R. Thomas
David & Susan Balsey